(KTAL/KMSS) A Bossier Parish judge today found Brandan Butler guilty in the deaths of 26-year-old Karyl Cox and 24-year-old Jacqueline Beadle, who were found dead in their Bragg Street home on May 11, 2014.
Judge Michael Nerren found Butler guilty of the 2014 Mother’s Day weekend double-homicide.
Butler’s case, which has been winding through the courts as a death-penalty case since July 2014 when Bossier District Attorney Schuyler Marvin filed at letter of intent to seek the death penalty.
But on Jan. 29, 2019, Marvin and Butler’s attorney submitted a joint motion to take the death penalty off the table in exchange for foregoing a jury trial for a bench trial.
A 1st Degree Murder conviction carries with it a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Butler will be back in court for formal sentencing on May 28, 2019.